HoopsHype Joel Freeland rumors

October 26, 2012 Updates

Chris Haynes: Joel Freeland & Derrick Favors got into a shoving match in 2nd Q and Freeland says he's disappointed in himself for not being more physical. I'm always a person that likes to hit first instead of being hit first and I felt like tonight, I let them hit me first... Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

October 23, 2012 Updates

Joel Freeland didn't start playing basketball until he was almost 17. By the time he was 19, in 2006, he was a first-round NBA draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers. But instead of coming to the NBA right away, the Briton stayed in Europe to improve his game, finally joining the Blazers this summer. "Each year I've progressed, and it's been substantial," said the 6-foot-10 Freeland, who is expected to see time at both power forward and center in the 2012-13 season. "So, to keep seeing myself progress in something I love to do is an amazing feeling." Oregonian

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July 21, 2012 Updates

Ian Whittell: joel Freeland has returned to London 4 tests on knee prob. GB being ultra cautious, hopefully wont hav any effect on olympics but not ideal Twitter

July 19, 2012 Updates

But last week the Great Britain forward joined Portland, the team that initially drafted him 30th overall in 2006, before encouraging to continue his development in Europe. The deal is worth a reported $9 million over three years. “Everything happened so quickly,” Freeland told the News & Mail. “After the Spain (against GB) game last week, I found out (about the offer), made the final decision and jumped over there. “It’s been a great experience, a lot of travelling over there to sign my contract and do a lot of media work. “Now I’m just focussed on the challenge ahead.” Get Hampshire

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There are rising fears within the Nets, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein, that the Portland Trail Blazers will come after Lopez -- a restricted free agent -- as their next frontcourt target after a bid to sign fellow restricted free agent Roy Hibbert away from Indiana has been foiled by the Pacers, who have matched the four-year offer to Hibbert worth nearly $60 million that Portland had intended to offer but ultimately decided against. ESPN.com

The impending move will see Freeland miss GB’s two friendlies against Portugal in Sheffield this weekend in another disruption to the side’s build-up to the Olympic Games. The 25-year-old began his career with Solent before moving to Gran Canaria before joining Malaga “Unicaja player Joel Freeland has informed the club of his decision to end his contract and move to the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA,” said a Malaga spokesperson. “After receiving this statement from the British player, Unicaja is now waiting to formalise a definitive agreement between the three parties involved; the player, the Portland Trail Blazers and Unicaja.” MVP 24/7

Great Britain forward Joel Freeland will play for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers next season subject to finalising the buyout of his contract, according to his Spanish club Unicaja Malaga. A deal must now be worked out between the two clubs and Freeland regarding the 1.5million euro buyout of his Unicaja contract, which has two years left to run.Great Britain forward Joel Freeland will play for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers next season subject to finalising the buyout of his contract, according to his Spanish club Unicaja Malaga. Dailymail.co.uk

'Unicaja player Joel Freeland has informed the club of his decision to end his contract and move to the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA,' said a statement on the Unicaja website. 'After receiving this statement from the British player, Unicaja is now waiting to formalise a definitive agreement between the three parties involved; the player, the Portland Trail Blazers and Unicaja.' Dailymail.co.uk

July 10, 2012 Updates

Recently you were in Houston with the guys from the Trail Blazers' management. How did that go? Joel Freeland: Good, good. I was speaking to them a little bit when I was over there. Just having a conversation about my future, about the possibility of me going over there. Nothing is certain at this point. I have some other options as well I'm looking at. I'm just biding my time and waiting for the opportunity to make my decision. HoopsHype

There was a report today in the Spanish media that you had a buyout and you had to pay for the buyout Tuesday at the latest in order to be able to go to the NBA. Is that accurate? Joel Freeland: I don't know the exact details, but there is a buyout that has to be paid. I don't know if there's a time limit. HoopsHype

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